2017/18 Budget - City wide maintenance gets top Budget billing
Date published: 27 June 2017
The maintenance of Townsville’s roads, parks and open spaces will receive a major share of the 2017/18 budget.
A total of $124.3 million has been allocated for the maintenance and management of public infrastructure across the city.
Almost $1.1 million will be spent each week on maintaining the city’s roads, footpaths, traffic lights, and kerbing. Townsville’s 344 parks including The Strand, Jezzine Barracks and Riverway, drains, beaches and boat ramps will also receive some TLC.
Infrastructure Committee chairman Cr Mark Molachino said the care and maintenance of public areas including the city’s huge parks network was fundamental to council’s service delivery for the community.
“The maintenance and attention to detail in looking after our public assets is important for the city’s image,” Cr Molachino said.
“We have a dedicated focus on front line services and that is why we have placed a high level of funding for maintenance and other core services.”
$56.6M Roads and Transport Management
- Includes pot hole repairs on 1,777km network, 2,046 km kerb and channel, 542km footpaths, 36 traffic signals, 18km guard rail bridge repairs
$36.2M Open Space Management
- Mowing and upkeep of 344 parks, 133 BBQs, Strand, Riverway, Jezzine, road verges, tree pruning, litter collection
$12.3M Drain and Stormwater Management
- Includes maintenance of overland and underground drains, pipes, culverts, across the city
$1.2M Coastal Facilities
- Boat ramps, six stinger nets, beaches, tide gates
$700,000 to maintain the city’s four cemeteries.